Theodore W. Frick
Graduate School, Indiana University
This methodology, NTPA, was subsequently renamed: Analysis of Patterns in Time. See: Frick, T. W., (1990). Analysis of Patterns in Time (APT): A Method of Recording and Quantifying Temporal Relations in Education. American Educational Research Journal, 27(1), 180-204. The name was changed to APT in order to prevent confusion with path analysis, a very different analytic technique.
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- Title page, Abstract, Acknowledgements, Table of Contents (201 Kb)
- Chapter 1: The Problem (398 Kb)
- Chapter 2: Theoretical Explication of Nonmetric Temporal Path Analysis (NTPA) (1,035 Kb)
- Chapter 3: Review of Literature (568 Kb)
- Chapter 4: Empirical Comparison of NTPA and the Linear Models Approach (LMA) (863 Kb)
- Chapter 5: Logical Comparison of Nonmetric Temporal Path Analysis and the Linear Models Approach (600 Kb)
- References (258 Kb)
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